Zora St. Martin

Newport, N.H. — Zora St. Martin, 89, of Newport passed away in the presence of family members on Monday, Oct. 7, 2013. For about 18 months she made her home at Seasons at Summercrest. Prior to that she lived on Cheney Street in Newport

Zora was born July 1, 1924 in Lowell, Mass. to Vasilios and Fotina (Koyanais) Zahareas. She moved to Newport at the age of two, attended Newport schools as well as Greek School, and graduated from Towle High School.

Zora married Alfred St. Martin in 1952, at St. Mary Church in Claremont. Al died in July of 2004 after 52 years of marriage. She was a mother in the home, and after a brief time as a restaurant employee, she started her own catering business. As a professional caterer and proprietor of Zora’s Catering, she immersed her time, talent, knowledge of food, and love of cooking into serving delicious food at parties, banquets and wedding receptions.

Other interests throughout Zora’s life included travel, oil painting, swimming, and patronizing local and family artists. She was a member of St. Patrick Parish, and formerly of St. Vasilous Greek Orthodox church.

Zora is survived by sons, Michael St. Martin of Newport and Andy St. Martin of Austin, Texas; and daughters, Ann Stout (and Greg) of Newport and Lisa Cook (and Clint) of Jackson Hole, Wyo.; and also survived by two sisters, Stella Blodgett of Charlestown and Diamond Gatsas of Manchester. She was predeceased by her son, Tom St. Martin in 2002, and her husband, Alfred; a sister, Helen Anagnos, and a brother, George Zahareas.

She is also survived by grandchildren, Joshua Mandigo, Maria Palmer and Brad, Jeremy Stout and Jacqueline, and Jacob, Rachel, Monica, Dominic and Julia Stout; as well as several nieces, nephews, and great-grandchildren.

The family is grateful to the staff at Seasons for the loving care given to Zora in her final year and a half.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick Church on Beech St. in Newport on Monday, Oct. 14 at 9:15 a.m., followed by burial at St. Patrick Cemetery on Summer St., and a reception. There will be no calling hours.

Memorial donations in Zora’s memory may be made to the Library Arts Center, 58 N. Main St., Newport NH 03773

For more information or to send a condolence, please visit the Newton-Bartlett Funeral Home at www.newtonbartlett.com.